I have Sunchoke root stock for sale right now.
That’s never happened before! 🙂
Very limited amount.
$10 a pound plus postage. If you happen to stumble across this post sometime in the future, don’t hesitate to reach out. I anticipate I’ll have them for sale, again on a seasonal basis. (Also have walking onions, and chives for sale)
Three years ago, I planted a pound of Jerusalem Artichokes, (also called Sun chokes) , right behind my wood chip pile.
Ever eat them?
Their texture (and taste) reminds me of water chestnuts.
We planted 20 acres of them one season when I was growing up. That was an adventure/ story in and of itself.
I love the fact that I don’t have to do a darn thing with them.
They are perennials (come back year after year on their own). I have them planted in a thick bed of wood chips so when it came time to dig a few this week, all I did was start pulling away some of the wood chip and bingo…there they were:
These overwintered in the chips.
Did I mention they are good for you? 😉
“Sunchokes are the tuberous roots of a type of sunflower native to North America. Originally cultivated by Native Americans as a food source, the tubers are popular in Europe as a vegetable. With a nutty, slightly sweet flavor, sunchokes are delicious eaten raw or lightly cooked in salads, and can also be baked, sautéed, or pureed in soups.
A good source of iron, potassium and thiamin, sun-chokes are low in calories and high in fiber. The primary carbohydrate they contain is inulin, which has little effect on blood sugar and is therefore beneficial for diabetes or pre-diabetes.
In my opinion, though, the most valuable attribute of sun-chokes is that they are an exceptional prebiotic. The health benefits of probiotics are well publicized, but it’s only recently that the importance of prebiotics has been recognized.
A prebiotic is a type of nondigestible fiber found in specific foods such as sun-chokes, artichokes, asparagus, garlic, onions, chicory root, burdock root, dandelion root, plantain bananas, whole wheat, rye, and barley. Prebiotic foods encourage the growth and activity of beneficial microbes in the intestinal tract, thereby promoting overall good health.”
If you’re interested, you can read more here.
Are there any other gardeners out there this morning?
Anybody else (besides me) decide to make your garden a little bigger this years?
What are your favorite things to grow and why?